Hot Proprietary Cartridges: Are You Ready for a Big .30?
We fell in love with Dakotas .300 Dakota. But it costs as much as your car. More affordable: Weatherbys .300 Weatherby.
[IMGCAP(1)] When the .308 or .30-06 isnt enough, most gunnies turn to the .300 Winchester Magnum, and thats probably a mistake. While the .300 Winchester Mag is a step above the ballistics of the .30-06, its not a huge step. Theres not a lot of practical difference between the two, at least not enough to be more than a few minutes discussion among knowledgeable riflemen. Were talking 200 fps difference with 180-grain bullets. This makes very little difference in trajectory, though it would make somewhat of a difference in bullet performance at long range.
Rifle power may be succinctly defined by the velocity at which a cartridge can propel a given weight of bullet, and thats a simp...